Reflection on a Summer day
Here I sit on a summer day among the pine trees on a mountain side.
Looking out across the valley below.
I see the colors of summer landscape spread across the valley in all
shapes and sizes, like a jigsaw puzzle of nature.
The rivers and roads cut across the landscape to places unknown to me.
In the far horizon I see mountains that fade into the blue sky, while white clouds float across the sky.
Like sailboats searching for the wind
The sun filters across the valley floor playing hide and seek with the clouds.
Making the colors of nature into majestic summer day.
The heat of the day sends all seeking comfort of a summer breeze, while
butterflies dance on the slopes and fields near me.
Watching falcons fly endlessly in the sky, catching hot summer up drafts from the heated valley floor.
Around me there are pine trees that stretch toward the sky.
Many tall and thin that give shelter from the sun and heat
The fallen needles provide me with a gentle soft pillow to sit on.
A front row seat to natures beauty that encompasses me.
There is a distinctive sound of the wind which blows though the pine trees.
Like whispering to my soul.
It refreshes the mind and comforts the senses, with the scent of pine.
A time to relax and enjoy the beauty around me.
God’s gentle way to guide me though life's journey and find comfort in the minutes, of reflection and Solitude this summer day.
This poem was a memory of a day while I was in survival School for the USAF in Washington State in the 80’s.
Copyright © Paul Arnold | Year Posted 2016
The Earth dry and bare; waiting eagerly for the drops of care;
Caught in the hot, steaming summer’s snare;
The flowers and creepers decorating window sills; all look desolate and ill;
As the nature withers away in the sun’s merciless glare.
The men and the wives; the kids and the wild;
All are enduring the summer’s waterless exile;
They are waiting for the rain; to relieve them of the heat pain;
And of that life which has become a sweaty turmoil.
The wind strong and gusty; makes the roads yellow and dusty;
And the air around becomes suffocating and musty;
The birds forget to sing; their lilting, musical thing;
Even as the tree leaves wristle and make noise so husky.
Then come the Monsoon showers; falling first on boughs and flowers;
Making the trees and plants glisten and glower;
So the monsoon comes in grace; driving away summer’s trace;
Lashing at window-panes with its all-reigning power.
As the monsoon drives away the summer heat; with its raining rhythm off-beat;
And the flower buds open up to return it’s greet;
And as the water seeps in soil; a refreshing fragrance arise;
While the rain continuous to cool down hot gardens and streets.
The Earth grows green; and water droplets gleam;
On the smooth, waxy surfaces of the leaves;
Everywhere the flowers grow; in pink, red, white or yellow;
While buds make their way blushingly between tendrils.
The wet and soft soil; now grows fertile;
And tender green plantlets push through the Earth in style;
Through soil the tiny saplings peep; as their sown seeds begin to reap;
And the plants and crops shake off the Earth’s temporary curse sterile.
As the raindrops go pitter-patter; water in puddles begins to gather;
And the little birds begin to chirp, twitter and chatter;
The insects begin to hum along; their irritating and happy song;
While due to rain and wind the roofs on houses begin to chatter.
As the showers for some moments cease; after giving Earth life’s new lease;
And the pitter-patter of rain is gently appeased;
The sun coyly shines; a cloud it half hides behind;
While the fluffy clouds move along with the cool breeze.
The fields now green and bright; are an artist’s sheer delight;
Pleasing to the senses of smell and sight;
The fresh air so sweet to breathe; that with pleasure the body writhes;
In the newly born rainy sunlight.
But this sunlight so quickly goes; as thunderstorms blow to and fro;
And Earth engulfs in darkness that now grows;
The wind rises and howls; with a voice that trembles all souls;
And day and night this gale roars.
The trees in fear tremble and shake; as leaves, twigs and branches break;
And the life of these trees is put up at stake;
Birds in nests cower with fright; and due to cold shiver with all their might;
And live in fearful anticipation of what else the storm may rake.
The monsoon now shows its ugly face; gone are its days of grace;
Rainy calamities take its place;
Cyclones and floods destruct worldwide; the raging sea throws up its tide;
“Nature reigns supreme”, we are forced to say.
Same is the life of man; may he do what he can;
But destiny will always play a hand;
What all will man control? So he should let destiny play its role;
And enjoy life and act as the situation will demand.
Somedays will shine the sun; those days life will be fun;
And work will be successful how much ever it’s done;
Somedays by the fun you will tire; and will long to get back into the attire;
Of normal life, however boring or glum.
Sometimes hope will come out; like a tiny plant sprouts;
And will remove from your mind every shade of doubt;
It will be a bright, hopeful ray; but for long it may not stay;
So we must make most of it when hope sprouts.
Just as the shower of joy; after summer comes out shy;
So shower of success will come when you have almost given up the try;
It will wash away your helpless sigh; and will give you a new will to try;
Which will help you succeed by-and-by.
Just as the sun goes behind the cloud; when thunder is heard aloud;
And darkness suddenly falls on Earth all around;
So also failure will touch you once; its upto you to prevent its repeated occurrence;
Or due to failure remain depression bound.
Sometimes through demotivation you will go; sometimes loads of success you'll know;
For we need all types of experience to make us grow;
Like some days it is wet; some days the sun for long doesn’t set;
But then it needs both the rain and the sun to make a RAINBOW…
Copyright © Amrapali Tendolkar | Year Posted 2012
I know its the summer time because of how naturally
Your beauty compliments the caress of a summer breeze
As I watch the world from beneath a shady tree
I take in the delightful comfort of everything I see
But in the same breath I am holding up my hands
Lord will you please give me back the things I no longer have
They are even more a part of me now that they are gone
As the sun falls below where the horizon is still holding on
Somewhere between the falling light and a star lit night
Is a dream that last forever and will never say goodbye
As the wind gently blows through the brush and shakes the leaves
It begins to hum a melody that I want to sing
At that very moment I smile for all the joy I have
Its so uplifting for me to see melancholy dance
Soon the morning sun will rise and capture my eyes
As I watch the hand of God paint a brand new sky
With every stroke of color I swallow all my pride
And I find a new place to dream of endless times
If I should ever get to the place I left my broken heart
Only then will I believe this brand new day will start
Again Im reminded of why my heart beats so restlessly
Only the speed of thought and my soul beneath this tree
Copyright © Jesse James Forster | Year Posted 2013
Summer is here once again.
The breeze is warm,
I smell salt on the wind.
The same sandy beach between my toes,
The same waters I learned to swim.
Sun burn on my nose,
To the Ocean I dive in.
I submerse myself in the waters of the Atlantic
Warmer than the West Coast Thankfully
Cold, I simply cannot handle it!
Further out I paddle faithfully,
For my mother ocean to keep me sane,
this is my therapy,
to soothe this migraine.
This place gives me energy,
a weakness with a name.
Pleasure Island, NC.
A place hidden with fortunes
and undiscovered fame.
Never could I stray from the ocean
my passions would never be fulfilled
and I would never be the same.
Dedicated to my Dad on Father's Day 2013
The man who introduced me to the ocean and educated me about it and gave me reason to love appreciate and respect it.
Copyright © Andrea Rose | Year Posted 2013
IN THE SUMMER IT WOULD BE NICE
TO BE IN A COOL MILD JACUZZI.
WITH A NICE SLUSHY MOSCOTO.
OR BE IN THE SHADE AT THE
PARK,HAVING A NICE
PICNIC,DRINKING SODA PLAYING
OR AT THE BEACH WITH CHAIR`S
AND UMBRELLAS,AND A ICE CHEST
DRINK,DRINK,WAITING FOR THE
SUN TO SET.
THIS IS MY IDEA OF A SUMMER DAY.
A SUMMERTIME POEM.
Copyright © crawford gomez | Year Posted 2014
communication from above the air
random as it doesnt compare
the meet of peoples taste
so many exceptions, unknown where it leads
but a friend can call on formiddible times
can suprize and place you up there
on that higher ground
where we all belong
they can be the calling we need
the lift that stands
the love we crave
we all meet at random places
or odd situations
we have the best times
the moments we never forget
the memories we look back years later
and just smile
thankful we had the time
and wish we had all over
again and again
always repeat those days
the real deep and meaningfuls
for what time we may have these tresured lives
that we share
may not be for long
but id never let go of those times
they made me who i am
the path i walked on
i might not see them all the time
but i do think about them
how i smile from to ear to ear
money cant buy that
no one can replace that
so with age comes being wise.. at times
and its those days that we had
makes life abit easier to live
they keep us going
and we never forgot them
Copyright © Aaron Wilson | Year Posted 2013
It was getting dark.
The silence starts speaking
to me in a whisper
for the sake of secrecy.
the violence will start
between the summer night
and a brilliant moon.
I sit in a corner
to watch the milk spilling.
And then, after couple of hours
an anonymous call from
a cuckoo in distress. Somewhere
a dry twig snaps off. Something
is tossed in air. A shadow pokes
at moon to return the favour.
The dawn, drops the veil !
Copyright © Satish Verma | Year Posted 2013
A FUN SUMMER DAY
Tick tock, click clock
Time moves on fast
I'm feeling goofy in front of you
I'm just having a blast
I was feeling ill
Now I'm back up
I just took a pill
Grab some drinks and laugh it up
Feel like moving fast to pass by the day
No time to wait, cannot anticipate
What I'll do next like having a party
Gotta move fast
this party can't start without me
Have a few friends over and have some drinks
Tick tock, click clock, better swig those drinks
Trying to hurry up before the day is over
Gotta clean up even if I'm not sober
It's my lucky day feeling like a four leaf clover
Got all the luck I need
I don't feel an age older
Well, the sun is going down and the day is done
We all go home alone after a day of fun
Good night to all and let's have a blast
We do the same tomorrow
It's not too much to ask
Copyright © Robert Barrett | Year Posted 2013
When the moon goes down
And the sun peeps up
The night breeze welcomes
When the cups are ready for tea
And the kids are ready to play
The sun sets for a rest
And the evening passes west
When the souls are to rest
In the dark deep blue sky
The stars lit the lanterns
So it is night
Copyright © kriya nath | Year Posted 2014
Summer sunset in the West,
Is among one of the best
That I was lucky enough to see,
As I walked along leisurely
And when the colors faded away,
It was a lovely end to a great day
Copyright © JANICE HERZOG | Year Posted 2014
It's summer time again.
Let it rain
And shine over me.
It's another may,
On sunny day,
Lying on the beach.
Seeing others march.
Then i see a dream walking in a meter.
Her beauty is moot,
It lift my feet,
Finding myseft on kneed,
On the ground with need.
Instantly, she print her photo,
In my mind and heart like a tatto.
I called her to play,
That she obey.
Before the ends,
We were friends.
Then we exchange number,
Her alluring beauty i remember,
When walking in the rain,
Through the hurricane.
Wishing my luck
To be in love.
In the early
Of this worldly,
Nothing to delay
Seeing the brightest ray
Taking the journey
Becuase you worthy,
The way may be rough,
Nothing to rush.
I don't mind what they say.
My love is here to stay.
I love you,
Believe it's true.
Then you knew
Love is sweet when new.
I'm giving you my heart,
Please don't tear it apart.
It will leave only pain,
In my brain.
My love don't leave alone.
Copyright © bah momodoup | Year Posted 2015
Copyright © Asanda Mqotyana | Year Posted 2014
Summmer Fun is when you have fun,
When girls put their hair in pony tails and buns You will play and play with their hearts pitter patter
til there hearts spatter
People start to get moody because of the heat
So you better look out before you get beats
Baby start to weep
Then sleep they start to get their sweaties bodies a shower
While the moms smell flowers
Its still daylight but soon it will be mid
And knowone will be in sight
Copyright © Amy Merrell | Year Posted 2013
Summer is here
beautiful sun blazing down upon us
sweat dripping endlessly
soothing Summer breezes crawling up our legs
Summer is here
Sizzling sound of hot dogs and burgers on the grill
children screaming with joy, chanting
Summer is here
Dogs playing fetch in the deep green grass
Moms and Dads laughing till tears come down there cheeks
Parents saying its Family time
in the meadows leaves swaying with there smiling edges
Finally Summer is here
Copyright © hunter anderson | Year Posted 2016
A beautiful scenic autumn day
Birds fly south to escape the winter
Courtesy guiding us through Thanksgiving prayers
Dinner lovingly prepared by your favorite relatives
Excellent days of walking and the leaves turning colours
Fresh crisp air breathing in and out and enjoying God's blessings
Gardens of beauty with roses of red and pink and yellow and white
Houses elegant and refined and apartments of all shapes and sizes
Islands of humanity kind and benevolent and friendly and caring
Jays singing their song amidst the tall pine trees
King and Queen regally visiting our country and blessing us all
Loving and caring relatives who come and visit us on these special holidays
Majestic nature forever a good companion and friend
New clothes the shades of autumn complimenting humanity
Ovation and encore for autumn's majesty and miracles
Pioneers of the past remembered and a cornucopia of thanks
Quests for true happiness and real thanksgiving
Religious prayers and churches and a sacred blessing from God
Sounds of Thanksgiving where families are gathered in celebration
Universally aknowledged togetherness and friendship
Vivacious and lively days and nights, sacred and honourable
Weather varied warm and cool and pleasant and unpleasant
Xtra days of summer the Indian days of summer guest
Yesterdays' memories and todays' living experiences
Zealous and progressive and tunes of autummn songs well sung
Author: Gwen Meyer-Erlach Schutz
Copyright © Gwen von Erlach Schutz | Year Posted 2010
There in summer the hot hot summer of lives, why good
and evil or wick or mad or bad, why good weather or
bad weather why does the moons go to quarters and
full why is a posions why pine why do some trees grow
in the snow and other done it spring why are the
leave red white and blue, why do some people see
red, and some see nothing why are right hand people
and some left hand because thats life and why do we
fight back and why aren 't some door mates in th e
pain of life why is there love and hate why is the
sun yellow and hell red why is there snow and hot
ice and cold rain, who knew all I know if is was'nt
suppose to be here i wouldn't and that in its self
give be the right to fight back
Copyright © diane henning | Year Posted 2007
As I sit, staring out the window
'Bring back the sun' rings in my ear;
Constantly echoing in my mind,
destroying me like a switchblade;
Eating me from inside
feverish, I long for Summer
Copyright © Melani Udaeta | Year Posted 2012
Sitting on the hill,
nestled against the moon,
talking to stars.
You love a woodpecker.
What a stupid thing.
A panther dies of thirst.
A tall fern unfurls
the frond, to catch
a crested iguana.
In deep blue water
drowned, in one go.
A sapsucker goes
on, making holes,
in my psyche.
A tree will wait
for the summer to end.
Then it will tow the rain.
Copyright © Satish Verma | Year Posted 2013
A baby's basket
bounced two-times two.
Circled chimed towers ring
downtown beep-bop to the rhythm.
Enjoy the music; birds
fly over docks. It's the busy bouncing
great city street lights that
hit the road, shimmer in the dark.
I enjoy watching you dance to the music,
June. The jungle summer parties
kaput from hard rain last summer and were
laden with children screaming
"Mommy, I can't find you."
Nothing stops your dancing. You're
oblivious unless the music stops. I
pace the streets of the city's heart and
quadruple the center of the streets core, two-times-ten
ready to run, run when I know it's your
sassy sway from side to side 'till you
turn in his arms, a fall light as yogurt. It's
undeniable that this baby's basket can bounce, bounce, bounce, so
vulnerable to the splitting of the wood and the crying of the child's
watery mucus clogs her throat and all you hear is wah, wah, wah when
Xenon cries, like cheese cloth dipped in chocolate; hard to hear the
yelling when all you comprehend are feet tapping and music moving all around like
zig, zag, zook until you collapse, cause all you knew was dance, dance, dance.
Copyright © Cynthia Green | Year Posted 2011
As the golden rays
touches the Goddess skin,
The shimmers of the
universe glows with in.
As each strand of hair
plays along the wind
sun strokes with flair
on it's pretty shine.
I'ts the summer you gotta love,
show what you got
and flaunt what you have.
Feel the heat and be who you are
season is over before you know it.
Let the warmth sit still
in your heart when summer ends.
Feel everything because
you are a summer darling.
Copyright © Evangeline Demate | Year Posted 2013
to and fro
of beautiful colors
making my heart flutter fast
like wings of the beauty I watch
in gentle breeze
poised graceful midair
the warm air pressing
As he drinks sweet nectar
smoothly he hovers
drinking with greed
added to picture of delight
another hummingbird appears
suddenly diving aggressive
in his plight to quench thirst
circles do these two go!
fighting for treasured feast
but the wisest award goes to
patient little one on the side
swooping around chaos
while the others fight
Copyright © Melisa Karpinske | Year Posted 2014
i lie down in the road
no one around
looking at the sky
fluffy gray clouds fill my eyes
i hear thunder in the distance
its getting closer
the wind picks up
nice breeze flowing over me
something cool and moist hits my cheek
finally its here
drops of water fall from heaven
i close my eyes
slightly cracking my lips
just enough to taste the water in my mouth
it starts pouring down
my body cooling off
from the summer heat
im at peace
listening to the sound of the rain
rush down the sidewalk
i smile and think to myself
how i love summer rain
Copyright © matthew bennett | Year Posted 2012
The days of summer are now here,
Oh how I've waited for it to appear
I love the suns warming heat,
It's such a long awaited for treat
Picnics and barbecues are so much fun,
Especially when shared with a special one
Will this finally be my summer for love,
The one that I've forever dreamed of?
Copyright © JANICE HERZOG | Year Posted 2012
Like a school boy who turned red as the little girl batted her eyes,
like puppy love at summer camp two weeks was like a life time,
like a snow cone on a hot summer day... melting down the sides,
38 yrs.old, time chiseled yet you bring out the sissy no one can find.
A smile as wide as a 9 yr.old on Christmas morning,
a laugh as heart felt as a little baby or a child at three,
like the early bird eager to raise and to perch and sing,
after all you still love to see that sissy smile you bring me,
to buy roses not any ones the ones that I now will make you smile
to sit and write you a poem of love and forever
to dress to impress you even for just awhile
no one would even think this of me... a sissy never
no one knows no one can see,
you make me fill like a young kid,
to hold your soft hand is to be free,
look can you see?heres that sissy I hid.
as life washes over me,
as it rains problems we all have,
by my side looking waiting to see,
that sissy... and it makes you glad,
my heart is you,
my world ... I see,
in your eyes of blue,
that sissy you see in me,
you are to me,
my every thing,
love your sissy.
Copyright © michael romero | Year Posted 2008
I feel secure whenever i'm around you
Don't know what to say or to do
When i'm with you I never feel shy
I know our love is so high it could reach the sky
Always catch myself thinking about you
There's no one else cause my heart's set on you
In our bed together we lie
Knowing you will be there when i open my eye
Baby, you do something to me that i can't explain
Being with you is what keeps me sane
I give my heart, body, and soul to you
In my eyes no one compares to you
When i'm not with you i miss you like crazy
No guy in this world can phase me
Everyday I thank the Lord for you cause I feel so Blessed
Us being together was His plan cause He knows whats best
You make my heart sing
Cause you treat me like a queen, my king
You're the reason I believe in love
And you're the answer to my prayers from up above
Copyright © MEISHA WILLIAMS | Year Posted 2006
Tempers fly as the traffic slows down
Pale white skin nature turns brown
Bikini wearing women catch the men's look
Sitting on a beach towel reading a book
Some girl screams so you take a look
Oh no! I forgot the sun block I burn fast
But better enjoy the summer while it last
Soon fall comes, the cool begins
I am already looking forward to next summer, see you then
Copyright © Eugene Carmen | Year Posted 2008